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Topics include investigative decision making, witness memory, profiling, lie detection, terrorism, violent crime, sexual offences and cybercrime. You’ll explore how psychological research is conducted and applied, critically evaluate its contribution to practice, and learn to communicate this to lay audiences. This Investigating Forensic Psychology module from The Open University suits students who work in related areas, want to extend their knowledge in forensic psychology, and are not pursuing BPS accreditation in forensic psychology. While advantageous, you do not have to have a psychology degree to study this module.

Vocational relevance

The module is relevant for students who want to pursue careers using forensic psychological knowledge but do not require BPS accredited status in Forensic Psychology. The module has vocational relevance for all those working in related sectors, who feel that knowing more about forensic psychological topics will complement their existing skills and knowledge, and broaden their professional perspective. This includes those working in the criminal justice system, police, probation, prisons, legal professions, third sector organisations, government departments, education or social work.

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